Sadly it's 2011 and people obviously have not been looking to the cookie to solve problems. I give you the case of Mark McHenry. Full Article Here
Mark McHenry thought he was a loyal customer to the Landmark Steakhouse in California, the workers at the steakhouse didn't see it the same way. One day McHenry noticed that the restaurant had changed the name on his receipt to McStinkynigger and Mc Nigshit.
What does Mr. McHenry do after seeing this? Well he did was anyone TRUE RED BLOODED AMERICAN WOULD DO.... He filed a fucking lawsuit for monetary compensation.
I want to make it abundantly clear that I am in NO WAY approving what the mental midgets at the steakhouse did. What they did was rude and offensive and fucking idiotic. Anyone responsible for the name change should be severely reprimanded and fired.
Does this shit really need to clog up an already over-worked court system? McHenry is suing for "mental anguish, embarrassment and humiliation" Really? Embarrassment? They changed his name on a receipt, they didn't print a 50 foot poster calling him racist names. You didn't see me suing the chick who told me point blank she'd rather date Chewbacca, I took it like a man and what happened? She had to drop out of college because she was pregnant and didn't know who the father was, circle of life baby.
If McHenry wanted to tell everyone he knew what happened and boycott the restaurant and never go back I would be all for it. If he contacted every newspaper and television station in a 50 mile radius of the restaurant I would be completely on his side... but why money? How is a financial gain going to change anything that happened?
Why is the answer ALWAYS MONEY? You wronged me so give me boatloads of money and that will make up for the 5 milliseconds of embarrassment I may have felt?!?!
From McHenry's lawsuit:
During the Corona del Mar Christmas Walk on Dec. 5, the suit says, McHenry and some friends stopped by Landmark, where a manager let them skip the long line and escorted into the bar through the kitchen. He had a few drinks, paid his tab and left, then later returned.
The next day, the suit says, McHenry reviewed his receipts and was "shocked and appalled" to see racial slurs used in the space designated for a customer name.
It should be noted that The suit also claims that the employee who used the slurs texted and left numerous messages of apology for the incidents, but that the "desperate apologies" were aimed to protect the employee and not out of true remorse, making him "feel worse."
But of course that's not the society we live in, we're now a bunch of wussies and pansies. We have to go walking on egg shells and hope we don't offend anyone, because if we do, instead of an apology and a handshake, it's a lawyer and a lawsuit.